Metrics: On the path from cause to effect

Speaker: Jörn-Steffen (Steve) Pischke
Date: 27 January, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:30
Venue: LIDC Upper Meeting Room

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‘Metrics, that is, the field of applied econometrics, encompasses the statistical methods economists use to untangle cause and effect in human affairs. The essential tools of econometric research for causal inference are experiments, regression, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity designs, and differences-in-differences. The lecture will demonstrate with examples why these are exciting and useful.

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